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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Patriot Day - Remembering September 11

In the United States, Patriot Day occurs on September 11 of each year, designated in memory of those who died in the September 11, 2001 attacks. However, the name does not seem to have caught on in the American vernacular; most people still refer to the day as "September 11" or some variation thereof.

U.S. House Joint Resolution 71 was approved by a vote of 407-0 on October 25, 2001. It requested that the President designate September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day." President George W. Bush signed the resolution into law on December 18, 2001 (as Public Law 107-89). As such, it is not an official public holiday, but rather a discretionary day of remembrance.

September 11 — A Memorial honors the victims of 9/11.

Winds of Change has an extensive roundup of discussion in the blogs and worthwhile links here and here.
9/11. Of course you remember where you were. That day was a summons, a call; many answered it, in many different ways. Our team is here because of it. In all probability, so are you.

There's a spectacular aerial photograph taken on Sept. 23, 2001 over the World Trade Center site from an altitude of 3,300 feet.

*NOTE* The following link is to a directory holding the image. Because the image is so large (14MB @ 9372 x 9372 pixels) clicking the image could freeze your browser. I recommend saving the image by right-clicking only if you have a high-speed internet connection, and then opening it with a program on your computer that handles .jpg images.

High-Res Aerial Photo of Manhattan shortly after 9/11/2001

The September 11 Digital Archive, charged with saving the histories of September 11, 2001 has created a new presentation showing Views of Ground Zero at approximately 9:00 AM on September 11, 2001.
For the fourth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we have selected photographs and stories from Ground Zero in New York, and overlaid them on an interactive map. Clicking on blue markers (photos) or red markers (stories) shows details from the September 11 Digital Archive.

John M. Ford presents 110 Stories, an allusion to the height of the World Trade Center, which is both a poem and an audio video matching sound bites to video clips evoking memories of September 11.